Friday, 24 July 2015

Gautam Rajadhyaksha on Sridevi B Kapoor

Sridevi by Gautam Rajadhyaksha

Sadly, we never met in person... but the late great Indian photographer Gautam Rajadhyaksha and I spoke often online and on the phone. We did a long interview for PRESTIGE magazine  - spoke for several hours and often thanks to an introduction from the awesome Shobhaa De (Gautam's cousin!).

Randomly, was searching for something and found some messages on Facebook - our last few conversations. Of course Gautam da and I talked about... Sridevi!

Here are a few excerpts from 2011.  RIP great one.

  • Gautam Rajadhyaksha
    5/27, 6:39pm
    Gautam Rajadhyaksha

    Sure,let them take their time. Of course I have been to Hong Kong twice...enroute to San Francisco and once as a stop-over returning from Canada.But! That was during dear Queen Elizabeth II's reign!! Incidentally, last week I spent an afternoon at Sridevi's and thought of you! Love, Gautam

    Gautam Rajadhyaksha

    You know Sridevi has lost so much weight that her once round face is as long as Katherine Hepburn's...and she doesn't really have Kate's calcium deposits and she looks a good 2 inches it is she is 5' 10". Briefly, she is quite an altered person. Pretty but really very different. G.

    Gautam Rajadhyaksha
    Oh, I feel about Sri very very strongly...afraid no one has beauty, voice, talent, dance, grace, Indian femeninity (Hussain's phrase,not mine) all packed neatly into one package like Sri

    Gautam Rajadhyaksha 

    I am in complete agreement with your sentiments... I too adore Sri and, if we ever get down to talking about her, I could share with you such rare and wonderful moments I have had with her over a period of 15 years. She is a darling. Love, G.

    See the entire archive of Sridevi pictures taken by Gautam da here.

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